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November 2018

Murray Hall

CDIS Graduate Open House

  • When: Thursday, November 29, 2018, 10:00am - 2:00pm.
  • Where: OSU Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders (CDIS), Murray Hall (intersection of University & Monroe), bottom floor
  • Please RSVP here if you plan to attend
For additional queries, contact:
  • Ms. Donita Tefft (Graduate Advisor): Office: 405-744-7952; Email:
  • Dr. Sabiha Parveen (Graduate Program Director): Office: 405-744-5116; Email:
  • Ms. Bonnie Sarhan (CDIS Administrative Assistant): 405-744-8938
Apraxia Kids Walk 2018

The Walk for Apraxia is a fun, family-friendly event hosted by our NSSLHA chapter to raise money and awareness for individuals with Childhood Apraxia of Speech.

August 2018

Allee Lyons Allee Lyons, a junior in the department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, is part of the first ever McNair Research Scholars of Oklahoma State University for the academic year 2018-19. She is currently looking at the longitudinal changes in speech and language in individuals with corticobasal degeneration (a progressive neurological disorder with Parkinsonism and speech deficits). Her research mentor is Dr. Sabiha Parveen whose research focus includes speech and cognitive aspects of individuals with Parkinson disease and related disorders.
RohaKaipa Dr. Roha Kaipa completed her B.S. and M.S. programs in Speech-Language Pathology from the Universities of Bangalore and Mangalore, respectively. Following this, she completed another M.S. program and subsequently her doctoral education (both in Experimental Psychology) at Oklahoma State University. Welcome to the department, Dr. Kaipa!
Bootcamp art1 Dr. Sabiha Parveen organized a 3-day free Parkinson Disease Bootcamp for individuals with Parkinson disease (PD) and their family members at OSU-Stillwater campus during Aug. 9-11, 2018. The event was funded through the Arts & Sciences Community Engagement Grant for the year 2018-19. Approximately 50 people from within and around Stillwater attended the event. The event included several presentations on topics, including speech and communication changes and related therapy options, physical therapy, nutrition, family relationships, art sessions (pictured at left), and the role of hearing in PD.

July 2018

Ramesh Kaipa Dr. Ramesh Kaipa assumes Department head position effective July 1 2018.

May 2018

Mackenzie Landis Mackenzie Landis (1st year graduate student) won the second place in the OSU Presidential Fellows' Grand Three Minute Challenge (3MC) that was conducted on 24th April. The 3MC is a head-to-head competition of winners from the OSU 2016 3MP and the 2017 3MTĀ®. Mackenzie's presentation was tilted "Speech-Language Pathologists: Building Communication" and it was very well received. Previously Mackenzie was awarded the first place in the 3MP competition in 2016 for her presentation on the same topic. Mackenzie's advisor was Dr. Ramesh Kaipa. This is the second consecutive year that CDIS has won first place in the 3MP completion. Congratulation Mackenzie.

April 2018

Anna Ebert Anna Ebert, a senior graduating in May 2018, was awarded the outstanding department senior for the year 2017-2018. In the past, she has been on President's Honors Roll as well as has received the Regents Distinguished Scholarship and the Hutch's Scholars Award. She is currently working on her Honors thesis examining the current evidence for use of ipads and mobile devices in language based intervention for children with autism spectrum disorders.

March 2018

Ten Communication Sciences and Disorders students visited Spain and Portugal on a Study Abroad trip during Spring Break. (3/26/2018)

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